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Salute to Broadway Night

in Performing Arts, Thursdays on the Green

Headliner: SCCC students & community performers

Thursday, July 2
Vendors open at 6:00 pm
Health/Fitness Class beings at 6:00 pm
Concert begins at 6:30 pm
Admission: FREE

SCCC’s most talented students and accomplished members of the community will celebrate the American Broadway Musical, and some of its influences, featuring hits from the golden age through contemporary musicals popular today.


This season of Thursdays on the Green is sponsored in part by:

Doo Wop and Rock ‘n’ Roll Night

in Performing Arts, Thursdays on the Green

Opening: Desire

Thursday, July 7
Vendors open at 6:00 pm
Concert begins at 6:30 pm
Admission: FREE

Jersey Sound

Jersey Sound is one of the Tri-State area’s premier oldies band, known for its versatility and talented members. Jersey Sound is putting its own spin on the music industry by giving people a combination of music genres creating delectable sounds the ear can only imagine. These incredibly talented musicians and singers come from different musical backgrounds to form one of New Jersey’s most requested bands. They offer an eclectic blend of Oldies, Motown, R&B and Pop. With the very best vocalists and a killer rhythm section holding it all together, The “Jersey Sound” experience is one you will never forget!

Jersey Sound has performed at a number of Active Adult Communities in the Tri-State area. They have been a regular performer at the “Summer Concert Series” throughout the state of NJ. Some of the towns they have performed in are Manchester, Bradley Beach, Fort Lee, Bloomfield, Carteret, Berkeley Township and Secaucus.

Jersey Sound had the privilege of performing at Frankie Valli’s “Man of the Year” dinner in 2006, which was attended by over 600 guests. They also had the honor of performing at Jersey Boys own Tommy De Vito’s birthday party in July 2008 (founding member of the Four Seasons and Rock N Roll hall of fame member).


Desire is a professional vocal group specializing in the oldies from the 50’s and 60’s, with a strong group harmony sound. Several members of Desire have performed together for over 35 years as part of other oldies groups including The Paramounts, Memory and Harborside. In 1981, Desire recorded for AVE. D records with Memory.

Desire has opened for Jay Leno and has performed with many major acts such as The Harptones, The Duprees, The Platters, The Coasters, The Drifters, The Dubs, Arlene Smith of The Chantels, The Capris, Johnny Maestro & The Brooklyn Bridge, The Earls and many others.


This season of Thursdays on the Green is sponsored in part by:

60’s Music

in Performing Arts, Thursdays on the Green

Ready Steady 60s

Thursday, July 21
Vendors open at 6:00 pm
Concert begins at 6:30 pm
Admission: FREE

Ready Steady 60s

‘Ready Steady 60s!’, a five-person band of veteran NY/NJ area musicians and singers, share a collective passion for the music of The Sixties. In addition to playing classics with amazing fidelity to the originals, Ready Steady 60s! gives a multimedia show that immerses the audience in the heady days of the 1960s.

“It was an era of incredible innovation and creativity in popular music and in our whole culture” says lead singer and founder Kevin Richards’. Along with the Beatles, all the bands of that period were some of of the biggest driving forces for change in all aspects of our lives. Those heavenly harmonies, the beats, and those fantastic songs sound just as fresh and vital today as when they were first created.

“We’re not the typical 60s tribute band in that we don’t try to exactly copy the look of any particular band or person of the ere,” says bassist Kerri Freda. “But we do try to evoke the spirit of the times in our dress, our overall manner, and above all in our playing and singing. We use the original instruments, drums and amps to recapture that classic 60s sound.“

‘Ready Steady 60s!’ is perfectly suited to performances at medium to large clubs, county fairs and festivals, 60s theme weddings, parties and corporate events, and school reunions. “We really enjoy playing for schools and charities in the New York/New Jersey/Pennsylvania area“ keyboardist Steve Goodman noted.


This season of Thursdays on the Green is sponsored in part by:

Billy Joel Tribute

in Performing Arts, Thursdays on the Green

Streetlife Serenade

Thursday, July 28
Vendors open at 6:00 pm
Concert begins at 6:30 pm
Admission: FREE

If you love Billy then you’ll enjoy the sounds and music of Streetlife Serenade. Their music pays tribute to the singer and his songs.

Band Members:

Joe Petrosine a/k/a Billy Joe – Lead Vocals
Frank Porcelli – Guitar & Vocals
Marc Smith – Bass & Vocals
Gerard Russoniello – Drums & Vocals
Larry Samuels – Keyboard
Russ Paladino – Sax & Vocals


This season of Thursdays on the Green is sponsored in part by:

Grateful Dead Tribute

in Performing Arts, Thursdays on the Green

IDB – Grateful Dead Tribute

Thursday, August 4
Vendors open at 6:00 pm
Concert begins at 6:30 pm
Admission: FREE

IDB is a New Jersey based quintet that combines decades of live performance experience, unique improvisational skills, and a love of the Grateful Dead. The result is a unique blend of music that’s creating a buzz and drawing bigger and bigger crowds at each tri-state area show. Playing songs from each unique era of the Dead, each member of IDB brings their own style to every song to make it their own.

IDB is not a tribute band, but a group of musicians who pay tribute to the style and experience of a Grateful Dead concert each and every time they take the stage.
Band Members:

– Mike Jaskewicz – Guitars and Vocals
– John Nemeth – Bass and Vocals
– Chris Repetto – Guitars and Vocals
– Steve Runyon – Keyboards and Vocals
– Jim Russo – Drums and Percussion


This season of Thursdays on the Green is sponsored in part by:

SCCC Students to Perform Comedy “Almost, Maine”

in Performing Arts

A charmer…Unexpected magic lingers in the air like someone’s breath on a cold winter’s night. John Cariani aims for the heart by way of the funny bone.” —Star-Ledger. “…a whimsical approach to the joys and perils of romance. Magical happenings bloom beneath the snowdrifts.” —NY Times.

The production of ALMOST, MAINE will be performed by the Sussex County Community College’s Performing Arts Club in the Performing Arts Center on Saturday, April 18 at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. SCCC students Jessica Kabbash will be the Producer while Katerina Slaska and Ashley Hohmann, a theater arts major, will be directing the various vignettes. Club Advisors Stella Trikouros, SCCC Theater Faculty, and Bryan Zellmer, SCCC Assistant Cultural Affairs Director, are proud of the creativity, talent and maturity of these SCCC students. They urge everyone to come to see this humorous play that will touch people of all ages.

The students of the SCCC Performing Arts Club selected ALMOST, MAINE by John Cariani for its student production because of the humor and the characters that they could relate to in the independent but related scenes. The story takes place “…on a cold, clear, moonless night in the middle of winter, all is not quite what it seems in the remote, mythical town of Almost, Maine. As the northern lights hover in the star-filled sky above, Almost’s residents find themselves falling in and out of love in unexpected and often hilarious ways. Knees are bruised. Hearts are broken. But the bruises heal, and the hearts mend—almost — in this delightful midwinter night’s dream.” —DPS.

The cast and crew from SCCC and the Community include:
Branchville – Ethan Connelly; Byram – Zaida Cseke;
Franklin – Aly Lewis; Newton – Connor Doherty, Ivan Gonzales, Megan Smaletz;
Ogdensburg – Abigail Brandner, Jessica Kabbash, Katerina Slaska;
Sparta – Eric Fredericksen, Connor Nelms, Mark Witten;
Stockholm – Cassandra Maguire, Taylor Turkington;
Vernon – Joe Marotta; Walpack – Tristan Dunzelman;
Wantage – Marcus Gomez, Ashley Hohmann, Kristin Hohmann;
West Milford – Matt Dorniak

Tickets are $7 for SCCC students, faculty, staff, and under 18 years of age; $8 for senior citizens; $10 for adults. Tickets can be purchased online through the SCCC Box Office at, by calling 973-300-7900 or at the door.

This production is made possible through Dramatists Play Service, Inc.440 Park Avenue South New York, NY 10016

Family Magic Show featuring “Gary the Great” Performing at SCCC

in Campus Life, Performing Arts

The Sussex County P.B.A. Local #138 along with the Sussex County Community College (SCCC) Criminal Justice Club will be hosting the first annual Family Magic Show. The event will be held on Sunday, March 15 from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center at Sussex County Community College.

“Gary the Great” is the kind of magician who performs anywhere from backyard barbecues to headlining events for Morgan Stanley, Ralph Lauren and many others. He has many years of experience on stage captivating audiences with his magic. He performed his first trick for his kindergarten show-and-tell and has been in love with the theatricality of magic ever since. Gary belongs to the International Brotherhood of Magicians and is a resident magician for the Brooklyn Public Library and, and he regularly volunteers at several New York pediatric hospitals.

Admission to the show is $7 for children and seniors; $9 for adults. Tickets can be purchased online by visiting the SCCC Box Office at A $2 per ticket processing fee will be added to each ticket.

Kinky Boots Broadway Show Trip

in Campus Life, Performing Arts

Thursday, April 23
Bus leaves at 2:30 pm and returns at 12:30 am for a 7 pm show • NYC
Tickets go on sale to students on March 09 for $65, staff on March 30 for $123, and community on March 30 for $133

Kinky Boots features the first-ever Broadway score by Grammy winner Cyndi Lauper. This new musical packs a punch and provides catchy songs, top-notch performances, colorful costumes, big sets, dazzling dance sequences and even a few scenes that could make you cry. Join Charlie Price as he suddenly inherits his father’s failing shoe factory. While trying to save his family business, he soon finds inspiration in the form of Lola, a fabulous entertainer in need of some sturdy stilettos. Lola turns out to be the one person who can help Charlie become the man he’s meant to be. As they work to turn the factory around, this unlikely pair finds that they have more in common than they ever dreamed possible… and discover that when you change your mind about someone, you can change your whole world.

Ladies Night of Comedy

in Campus Life, Foundation, Performing Arts

Saturday, April 11
8 pm • PAC
Admission: $18-$22, Note: Admission is included in select Ladies’ Saturday Retreat tickets

Get ready for a fun night featuring three hilarious comedians that will leave you in stitches. Their observations of the world will take your stomach muscles to places they’ve never been to. All three have long lists of TV credits, ranging from Nick Mom’s Night Out to The Late Show with David Letterman. You’ll see why so many people love Karen Bergreen, Alexandra McHale and Sherry Davey. As if that wasn’t enough, the host for the evening will be the award-winning celebrity impersonator, Scott Mason, as the fabulous DAME EDNA. This event is in conjunction with SCCC’s Ladies Retreat but open to the public. For mature audiences only.

Firehouse German Band

in Campus Life, Performing Arts

Tuesday, April 28, 2015
10:50 • Gazebo
Admission: Free to student/staff w/SCCC ID, Community $10, School Groups $5 per student
Root beer and pretzels are included with admission

Members of the Firehouse German Band are living legends in the Polka industry. The Fire House German Band has been performing an upbeat, fast-paced repertoire of traditional “Oktoberfest” music for decades. Dedicated to the music of central Europe, Fire House German Band believes in the preservation of ethnic German and Austrian Polka music as a means of keeping the culture of the Alpine region alive. Credited with being one of the most beloved Polka bands in the mid-Atlantic regions, the Fire House German Band relies on a vast repertoire of Polka and Waltz selections, as well as traditional and original renditions of German, Polish and Slovenian standards. Today, the Fire House German Band’s signature-style Polka music continues to embrace a unique blend of ethnic and cultural influences. Combining an irresistible personality with a festive atmosphere, Fire House German Band has earned a growing regional audience and finds themselves in the mainstream of contemporary world music.